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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 27 2017

Interview: Give women greater role in industry to cut poverty, urges UN executive

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women need to be given a greater role in industries in poorer nations to meet the global goal of cutting poverty by 2030, the head of the United Nations industrial development agency said on Monday after being voted in for a second term.

Nov 15 2017

UK sex trafficking survivor calls for more action to protect slaves from U.S. to India

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British survivor of sex trafficking made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for more action to be taken against those responsible for enslaving people across the globe, from upmarket British and U.S. neighborhoods to slums in India.

Nov 07 2017

Sex scandals highlight need to have more LGBTQ, women in power: campaigners

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual harassment scandals sweeping from Hollywood to other industries globally highlight the need to have more women, gay and black people in power at a time when minority rights are being rolled back, LGBTQ campaigners said on Tuesday.

Nov 06 2017

Stephen Hawking says technology could end poverty but urges caution

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology can hopefully reverse some of the harm caused to the planet by industrialization and help end disease and poverty, but artificial intelligence (AI) needs to be controlled, physicist Stephen Hawking said on Monday.

Oct 22 2017

Violence, "old boys' clubs" put women off life in politics but at what cost?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with escalating violence, a lack of funding, and locked out of male-dominated networks, many women are reluctant to enter politics with growing concerns that a drive to get women into power globally is moving far too slowly, experts said.

Oct 17 2017

Green and clean but is your electric car free of slavery?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electric vehicles are often labeled the "green cars" of the future but rising demand for the raw materials needed to get them on the road could increase the risk of slavery in their production, according to a risk analysis report on Tuesday.

Jun 22 2017

One of China's richest women hopes to keep driving culture of philanthropy

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After starting work in a hotel kitchen, Zhai Meiqin began selling furniture and built a billion-dollar conglomerate but she took great pride on Thursday for being recognized for driving a new phenomenon in China - philanthropy.

Jun 21 2017

Trust the news? Most people don't, social media even more suspect - study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people don't trust the mainstream media and are even more suspicious of social media, a survey revealed on Thursday, though it said social networks were vital for under-reported stories such as LGBT and migrant issues.

May 24 2017

'Most wanted' Yazidi urges others to help keep focus on her people's plight

OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Iraqi parliamentarian and Yazidi activist known as Islamic State's "most wanted woman" wants other Yazidis to step onto the global stage to keep the plight of her people in the spotlight.

May 24 2017

Adidas' slavery buster hopes technology can give workers a voice

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Adidas executive Aditi Wanchoo is on a mission - to wipe out any slavery in the German sportswear company's supply chain, and she hopes giving workers the technology to speak out will help.

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